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Old 11-28-2011, 07:14 PM
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001-resized.jpg002-resized.jpgI save the threads I cut and put into my thread catcher and put into this onld onion bag and in the Spring I hang it outside and the birds use the threads to help build their nests! Talk about recycling! lol
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 PM
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I don't do this, but a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:17 PM
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Do the birds really take them ? I throw my threads out on the parch but have never seen a bird take them
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:18 PM
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just be sure that the threads are cut into short lengths-1-1.5 inch so they don't get wrapped around the legs. I toss em in a bag and hang out in the spring also. birds love em
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I love that idea. I used to teach at a school near a ravine filled with all sorts of birds. The kids would cut up wool scraps and hang them on the fence each Spring for nest building. I love this idea and am going to steal it. I now teach in a more urban setting but we could put the onion bag in a tree and the kids could watch for birds out the window. Thanks for the great idea.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:21 PM
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Very Clever!!! I normally just brush my dogs outside and the birds use the hair in thier nests. They even build them in the wreath on my front porch. lol
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That us a very nice idea
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:55 PM
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Have not done that but will start. I have put out dryer lint in bag and don't seem like they got any out of it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:09 PM
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Great idea. We put strings and dog har outside.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:31 PM
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Yes, I do this for myself and my mom. It's fun watching the birds take the strings in the spring.
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